The Renfrew Center Eating Disorder Treatment Facility

1-800-RENFREW

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Since 1985, The Renfrew Centers have been providing clinical excellence within a nurturing environment  empowering adolescent girls and women to change their lives.

Renfrew Boston Eating Disorder Treatment Center

The Renfrew Center of Boston

870R Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
1-800-RENFREW (736-3739)
Fax: 617-278-6386

Programs:

Day Treatment
Intensive Outpatient
Outpatient Services

The Renfrew Center of Boston specializes in the treatment of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and related mental illnesses. Programming consists of a comprehensive range of services including day treatment, intensive outpatient and group therapy.

Directions:

Directions to The Renfrew Center of Boston
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Parking can be found near the The Renfrew Center of Boston at 925 Commonwealth Avenue (next to the Agganis Athletic Arena), Boston, MA 02215. Once parked, please take the east elevators from the garage which will be the closest entrance to The Renfrew Center of Boston. Public transportation is available through the Green B Line and exiting at the Boston University West stop. The Renfrew Center of Boston entrance is at the rear of 870 Commonwealth Avenue.


COVID-19 UPDATE:

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, The Renfrew Center of Boston has shifted all Day and Intensive Outpatient Programming (IOP) to a virtual platform until further notice. All of our clinical leaders have been trained in using this platform, and therapist guides and patient handbooks have been rolled out. Additionally, to support prospective patients seeking treatment during this time of uncertainty, we are still offering assessments and taking admissions at our Residential level of care in Philadelphia, PA and Coconut Creek, FL.

For more information and current updates, please click here or call 1-800-RENFREW (736-3739).


Alumni Testimonial:

"Renfrew provided me a safe place to learn, heal and grow. For the first time, I was surrounded by a community that understood what I was struggling with, and supported and empowered me."

-Abby LeBarron • Alumna, The Renfrew Center of Boston

Click here to read Abby's full testimonial.


Meet Our Clinical Leaders:

Lori Ciotti, LICSW, CEDS, is the Regional Assistant Vice President overseeing the clinical and administrative operations of the Boston, MA; New York, NY; White Plains, NY; Center City (Philadelphia), PA and Radnor, PA locations. A Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Ms. Ciotti received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University and her Master of Social Work degree from Simmons College. Prior to opening Renfrew’s Massachusetts site in 2014, she was the Corporate Clinical Director for a multi-site mental health facility in the Boston area. Ms. Ciotti is a frequent speaker at professional conferences and events about the risks and treatment of eating disorders, with a focus and expertise in the unique challenges and approaches to care for college-aged clients. She has been a featured guest on radio programs to bring awareness about eating disorder and comorbid mental health issues, as well as highlighted in articles in The Boston GlobeHealth magazine, SELF magazine, and Today.com. She is a member of NASW, as well as a member and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist Supervisor with the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals.

Kristen Ulrich, LICSW, is the Site Director at The Renfrew Center of Boston. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Westfield State College and her Master’s degree in Social Work from Boston College School of Social Work. Prior to joining Renfrew, Ms. Ulrich served as the Director of an Outpatient Mental Health Clinic in the greater Boston area. She has worked in a variety of settings with different patient populations, including clients with co-morbid trauma histories, depression, anxiety, and self-injurious behavior. Ms. Ulrich is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, Massachusetts Chapter.

Roni Levy, LMHC, is Team Leader at The Renfrew Center of Boston. She joined the Boston team in 2016 as a Primary Therapist and was promoted to the Team Leader role in 2018. Ms. Levy received her Bachelor’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Lesley University and her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lesley University. She has extensive experience in the treatment of eating disorders within all levels of care, and has worked with children, adolescents and adults on inpatient psychiatric units, treating those diagnosed with major mental illness. She oversees the substance use track and leads weekly Relational Process Groups, for which she has the utmost passion!

Lacey Vogel, LMHC, is Team Leader at The Renfrew Center of Boston. She joined the Boston team in 2017 as a Primary Therapist and was promoted to the Team Leader role in 2019. Ms. Vogel received her Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis, and her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine from Boston University School of Medicine. She has extensive experience treating athletes with eating disorders and has a special interest in working with patients with trauma histories. Ms. Vogel oversees the trauma track for patients at the Boston site. Prior to joining Renfrew, she worked at an adolescent day treatment program for those diagnosed with major mental illness. She also has a background working with all genders and ages with eating disorders at the residential, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient levels of care. 


Events:

Virtual Alumni Summer Event

 

Recovering in a Virtual World: 
Facing Fears, Overcoming Obstacles and Harnessing Hope

Adjusting to life within and following a pandemic can bring up new fears and obstacles for many individuals. For those in recovery from an eating disorder, the social isolation, inconsistent routines, and limited resources can be especially challenging to cope with.

Join us for a FREE interactive online workshop where we will discuss how recovery may be impacted during this time, where to find support and what we can do to stay on track.

Attendees will:

  • Discuss the challenges uniquely faced by those in eating disorder recovery during this time.
  • Learn tools to address extreme thoughts and behaviors.
  • Receive take-away tips to keep themselves mentally and emotionally strong and stable in their recovery.

Attendees will need access to wi-fi, and a device with a camera, microphone and audio capabilities.

Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Held Online: a Zoom link will be emailed out prior to the event

Click here to register!

Space is limited. For questions, please contact Paige Brown at pbrown@renfrewcenter.com.


 

Announcements:

The Renfrew Center is pleased to offer a new, Virtual Therapy Group for adolescent girls and women in Massachusetts who struggle with disordered eating or who are working towards recovery from an eating disorder.

This online, virtual therapy group offers structured care in a web-based environment. Participants actively engage with each other to explore and understand the emotions and relational functions of their disordered eating and develop strategies to connect to emotions, improve communications and achieve recovery focused goals. Group curriculum is informed by the empirically based Renfrew Center Unified Treatment Model for Eating Disorders®.

To get started, you will need to have access to Wi-Fi and a device such as a computer or tablet with a camera and screen.

Participants must be located in Massachusetts.

For more information about the Virtual Therapy Group or to schedule a virtual assessment, please call 1-800-RENFREW (736-3739).

Date: Meets weekly on Wednesdays
Time: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Online


The Renfrew Center of Boston offers the following groups:

Aftercare Group 
This group 
is for adolescent girls and women who are alumni of Renfrew’s higher levels of care and who are working toward recovery from anorexia, bulimia or disordered eating patterns involving binge eating or restricting. Led by a licensed clinician, the group provides a safe atmosphere where group members will explore eating disorder triggers as well as issues concerning body image, relationships, work, and school. Members of the group are required to be followed by an outpatient therapist in order to participate.

This group is for patients who do not require a higher level of care such as Day Treatment or IOP.

Young Adult Group

Date: Meets weekly on Monday evenings 
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Boston

Mixed Ages Group

Date: Meets weekly on Thursday evenings
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Boston

Thirty Something and Beyond Aftercare Group
This group 
is for women who are alumni of Renfrew’s higher levels of care and who are working toward recovery from anorexia, bulimia or disordered eating patterns involving binge eating or restricting. Led by a licensed clinician, the group provides a safe atmosphere where group members will explore eating disorder triggers as well as issues concerning body image, relationships, work, and other midlife challenges. Members of the group are required to be followed by an outpatient therapist in order to participate.

This group is for patients who do not require a higher level of care such as Day Treatment or IOP.

Date: Meets weekly on Wednesday evenings
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Boston

Support Persons Community Group
Those who are impacted by a loved one with an eating disorder - siblings, parents, spouses, friends, partners, significant others, or caretakers - often need additional support during the treatment process. This group is offered bi-weekly to anyone viewed as a Support Person.

Attendees receive guidance from clinical staff and each other, while learning how to effectively communicate with their loved one and help them move forward in their recovery. Participants also discuss The Renfrew Center Treatment Model for Eating Disorders® and gain an understanding of how it serves as the foundation for their loved one’s treatment.

Date: Meets bi-weekly on Wednesday evenings 
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: The Renfrew Center of Boston


For more information or to schedule an assessment, please contact 1-800-RENFREW.